Paul Lotsof, owner and manager of CAVE 97.7 in Benson, Arizona, had the gall to issue the following statement in defense of his “public service announcements” teaching perverts how to hide their child pornography.
The statement reads:
I’m CAVE MANager Paul Lotsof. For many years I’ve been seeing and hearing news reports about people who got sentenced to horrible prison sentences when their only crime was possession of pieces of paper or in more cases the person was caught with dirty pictures on his computer.
About two years ago the thought occurred to me that as a broadcaster maybe I could do something to help these unfortunate people who are in many cases doing life in prison and maybe help keep other people out of prison. I came up with a one minute public service message which I aired late at night. It started out by explaining that Arizona has a law about possession of child pornography that is the most stringent in the nation in that it carries a mandatory ten year prison sentence for each image found. In the second half of my message I suggested that if for any reason a person has such material he take measures to prevent having to spend years behind bars. For about two years the only response I got from this message was an occasional complaint that the message was depraved. But nothing much happened until a few days ago when someone recorded the message off the radio and posted it on Facebook. Suddenly it exploded. I began getting phone calls from television stations in Tucson. Then TV stations in Phoenix and from the Phoenix based Arizona Republic newspaper. Then national news services began to contact me. Even the BBC in London has done a report on my announcement. And the calls from news organizations keep on coming.
I’m delighted with the exposure that we have received. If nothing else it has really put tiny Benson on the map even though our city officials probably don’t appreciate any of this.
I feel that my announcement has served its purpose but it also has caused a lot of misunderstanding and strained emotions. That’s why I have taken it off the air.
He’s “thrilled” he put Benson, Arizona on the map for promoting pedophilia? What a deranged thing to be proud of! Lotsof and CAVE 97.7 FM are an embarrassment to Benson, Arizona.
Then “Pervert Paul” bemoans the “horrible prison sentences” of people who merely possess “dirty pictures.” No, Pervert Paul, it’s not just dirty pictures! Paul Lotsof must be forgetting that in order to create child pornography, children are kidnapped, and drugged, raped and sometimes killed. By enjoying child pornography, you are a co-conspirator in these crimes. By encouraging others to hide their illegal child porn stash, you are even worse than a co-conspirator. You are a ring leader!
“And whoever welcomes one such child in my name welcomes me. If anyone causes one of these little ones—those who believe in me—to stumble, it would be better for them to have a large millstone hung around their neck and to be drowned in the depths of the sea.” (Matthew 18:5-6)
Well ultimately this was a wonderful success. Because of this faithful audience and the concerned locals who signed the petition and called the Sheriff, the ad was removed within 24 hours of us drawing attention to it. You can make a difference folks.